Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!
Did anyone else think they were going to break out in song?
The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down!
The people ride in a hole in the ground!
No? God, we miss Musical Mondays. Soon, kittens. Very soon.
So, when Heidi said “Chris, you’re in. You can leave the runway,” did you all gasp like a couple of overdramatic drag queens at the sight of VictorYA and Jillian on the chopping block? Darlings, we almost spilled our wine over that one. Almost.
Not that we can fault the decision, because this:
Is a “Holy shit” level of ugly.
First things first: we didn’t think we were going to like this challenge at all, but it was fun to see them work in a difficult but classic medium. One question, though: What was the point to driving them out to that warehouse like they were going to bust a cap in their heads and dump them in the river? Couldn’t they just take them to the Levi’s store in Soho?
Y’know if she had real emotions like a human being, we might have seen this coming but she’s so affectless that we honestly couldn’t tell if she was struggling with the challenge or not.
Clearly, she was struggling with the challenge.
Darlings, where to start?
How about we start with the fact that she basically just commandeered a jacket and added shit to it instead of constructing a garment from the ground up? Was she smoking crack? What would make her think that the judges wouldn’t call her on that?
Or how about we talk about the shitastic proportions on this thing? Collar’s too damn big, skirt’s too damn full, not to mention too damn short.
And speaking of the collar and skirt…
What could have possibly possessed her to reverse the denim for those portions?
That looks AWFUL.
If we can perform a little armchair psychoanalysis…it seems to us that VictorYA has very definite ideas about what she will or won’t do as a designer. She made it clear last night that she would not use different washes of denim in her design, so she forced herself into a corner where she wound up making this terribly poor decision.
And it just doesn’t work at all. If she had managed to step back and open herself up a bit, she could have come up with some sort of design that plays to her strengths, but she strikes us as someone who’s very narrowly focused and that was probably her downfall last night.
Then of course there’s this:
We’ll get to Jillian’s hot mess later, but it IS a little noteworthy that a couple days after making a fabulous trench with her, VictorYA decides to make a not-so-fabulous trench. We don’t blame Jillian for being a little pissed about that.
Honestly, we’re not sure what happened to her last night. Going with our armchair psychoanalysis, we have to say that she’s so stubbornly set in her ways as a designer that working outside her milieu basically caused her to collapse on camera. She simply could not deliver the goods working in denim. Sad for her, but DELICIOUS for us.